Sculpted surfaces and smooth lines give the EQS a seamless, curved appearance. At the front, the black panel grille can be upgraded to adopt a 3D star pattern for an even more striking appearance, whilst the rear features ultra-modern, full-width lights. You can opt for two-tone paintwork if you want it to stand out even more and 19” wheels come as standard, but you can pay extra for up to 22” wheels. The saloon also claims the title of ‘most aerodynamic car in the world’ with a drag coefficient of 0.20Cd.

Inside, expect a luxurious and plush interior that’s equally as comfortable as it is nice to look at. Ergonomic seats are fully adjustable, there’s plenty of legroom and ambient lighting allows you to fully personalise your surroundings. The brand’s focus on sustainability has led them to adopt eco-friendly materials for the interior, too, such as the carpets which are made from recycled yarn. In the cabin, it’s quiet with an almost silent engine and minimal wind noise making for an incredibly relaxing experience.


Mercedes-Benz models always come armed with a long list of tech, but the EQS takes it to the next level of futuristic. As standard, you’ll receive the 12” drivers display and a 13” touchscreen. However, you can opt for the immersive MBUX Hyperscreen which blends three units - a 12.3” digital cockpit, 17.7” large central display, and a 12.3” passenger screen – to span the entire dashboard. The Hyperscreen comes with a range of features embedded for the ultimate user experience, from personalised AI to automatic dimming.

Opt for the Rear Seat Entertainment package and you’ll get an 11.6” screen attached to the back of each front seat, too. Automatic doors are also available as an option and everything is kept fresh with automatic over-the-air updates.

When it comes to charging, Navigation with Electric Intelligence provides you with the fastest and most convenient routes taking into consideration any necessary charging stops. The EQS also uses technology to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience for passengers, such as the Energising Air Control Plus system which filters the air inside the cabin, and there’s a range of Soundscapes to choose from if you prefer not to drive in silence.


Driver assistance systems in the EQS include Active Steering Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Attention Assist. As well as this, optional Digital Light headlamps project messages and warnings onto the road ahead. The EQS has been rigorously tested at the Vehicle Safety Technology Centre (VSTC).


The first EQS models on the market will be the EQS 450+ and the EQS 580 4MATIC. The 450+ is rear-wheel drive with one electric motor on the rear axle. It has an output of 328bhp and makes the 0-60mph sprint in 6.2 seconds.

The 580 4MATIC is all-wheel drive with a motor on each axle and produces 516bhp to do the same sprint in 4.3 seconds. Both models have a top speed of 130mph. A performance version is in the pipelines; however a release date is yet to be confirmed. Adaptive air suspension comes as standard as well as four-wheel steering, and there’s a choice of Eco, Comfort, Sport and Individual driving modes.

The EQS comes with a 108kWh battery to give it a range of up to 478 miles and can be charged using a 200kW rapid charger. In 15 minutes you can add up to an extra 186 miles of range. At home, you’ll more than likely leave it to charge overnight as it takes 10 hours to charge fully on a standard 11kW charger. The EQS also adopts eco charging to help prolong the lifespan of the battery.